XPlay Video Review

#1 Edited by THE_END (466 posts) -
 
X-Play
 
The death scream at 2:02 in this video review is freaking hilarious.  I personally think this game deserves a 5 out of 5....but I understand why they gave it a 4.  This game is for hardcore fans of this genre only in my opinion.  I love this game....this game will probably be 2009 GOTY for me (however I'm only 1/3 of the way through Uncharted 2 so I'm not sure yet if this will beat out Demon's Souls or not for GOTY).
#2 Posted by skunk (240 posts) -

hahahaha I wish that scream was in the game. So far, the blue eyed knights on 1-1 have the best death scream.

#3 Posted by teh_pwnzorer (1482 posts) -
@THE_END: Based on the footage in this "review," she didn't even go beyond world 1-1 and 2-1.  I wouldn't pay attention to reviews that are based on 1% of the game.  She didn't even mention world tendency side-quests.
#4 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -

Her voice is pretty fucking irritating if you ask me.

#5 Posted by Jon93 (156 posts) -
@eroticfishcake: I agree, Morgan Web was alright back in the day. But now she sounds like a local news anchor giving a game review.
#6 Posted by BestUsernameEver (4825 posts) -

Wow, why are we watching G4's reviews, on Giantbomb. I mean, okay video, and I wanted to know how it was, but it's kind of funny.

#7 Posted by eroticfishcake (7786 posts) -
@Jon93: That's Morgan Webb? I stopped listening to her the moment I saw her on X-Play years ago. Doesn't seem she's changed much. It' just so grating to listen to it's painful.
#8 Edited by ryanwho (12082 posts) -
@teh_pwnzorer said:

" @THE_END: Based on the footage in this "review," she didn't even go beyond world 1-1 and 2-1.  I wouldn't pay attention to reviews that are based on 1% of the game.  She didn't even mention world tendency side-quests. "

I shouldn't have to play a game for 4 hours before it suddenly becomes a good game. It doesn't matter how far along she was. Also, you're aware the people who record for video reviews aren't necessarily the people who play the game, right? Its two separate tasks, obviously the person capturing video didn't beat the game.
#9 Posted by THE_END (466 posts) -
@teh_pwnzorer said:
" @THE_END: Based on the footage in this "review," she didn't even go beyond world 1-1 and 2-1.  I wouldn't pay attention to reviews that are based on 1% of the game.  She didn't even mention world tendency side-quests. "
 
That makes zero sense.  Since when does video review footage = how far the reviewer made it into the game?
#10 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

I still DO NOT get how anyone can find this game fun.
#11 Posted by Ineedaname (4319 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" Her voice is pretty fucking irritating if you ask me. "
I can't help but agree. And that's barely a review, it's a description of the game. Hardly noted anything positive or negative.
#12 Posted by jakob187 (21670 posts) -

Wait, so the ONLY complaint was that it's a tough ass game? 
 
Seriously?  We are at a point in history where a game being difficult is a bad thing?

#13 Posted by Gahzoo (361 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
"@teh_pwnzorer said:

" @THE_END: Based on the footage in this "review," she didn't even go beyond world 1-1 and 2-1.  I wouldn't pay attention to reviews that are based on 1% of the game.  She didn't even mention world tendency side-quests. "

I shouldn't have to play a game for 4 hours before it suddenly becomes a good game. It doesn't matter how far along she was. Also, you're aware the people who record for video reviews aren't necessarily the people who play the game, right? Its two separate tasks, obviously the person capturing video didn't beat the game. "

I'd have to disagree with you there. Honesty I do not see the point of a review if the person reviewing the game hasn't beaten it. 
Besides most games, movies, and books start slow and build up.
#14 Posted by kagekage (704 posts) -
@THE_END said:
" @teh_pwnzorer said:
" @THE_END: Based on the footage in this "review," she didn't even go beyond world 1-1 and 2-1.  I wouldn't pay attention to reviews that are based on 1% of the game.  She didn't even mention world tendency side-quests. "
 That makes zero sense.  Since when does video review footage = how far the reviewer made it into the game? "
Uh, yeah it does. Would you play through the first 2 chapters of Uncharted 2 and just say, "oh its a pretty good game but the lack of weapon variety and enemies and no puzzles makes this game suck-ish." 
Your review should reflect your ideas about the WHOLE game not a mere fragment of it.
#15 Posted by Yummylee (21642 posts) -

Only complain this game gets from me is the unintentionally hilarious physics. Kinda breaks the immersion to kill a couple of skeletons to then have them wobble around across your feet like there made of elastic.
#16 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2053 posts) -
@jakob187 said:
"Wait, so the ONLY complaint was that it's a tough ass game?  Seriously?  We are at a point in history where a game being difficult is a bad thing? "

This.
#17 Posted by jkz (4025 posts) -

Jesus. Morgan Webb does NOT play games for review. Adam doesn't play most of the ones he reviews on the show either, although he certainly does play a lot more of them. They have a team of reviewers who write up the website reviews and write their impressions for the show's writers to make fitting for TV. 
 
Their reviewers are mostly people who are VERY good at video-games, and as such, I don't think that anyone should be taking their feeling of superiority towards Morgan Webb to mean that the review isn't thorough, it's not her that did the work.

#18 Edited by yyZiggurat (1016 posts) -
@ryanwho said:

" I shouldn't have to play a game for 4 hours before it suddenly becomes a good game. It doesn't matter how far along she was. "

I agree with Gahzoo, someone who doesn't finish the game doesn't have the right to review it.  I'm not saying X-play didn't finish Demon's Souls, I'm sure they just picked 1-1 and 2-1 for game footage.
 
 

@Whisperkill

said:

" I still DO NOT get how anyone can find this game fun. "

Its probably a safe bet that this isn't your thing.  Different strokes for different folks.
#19 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -
@HomemadeZiggurat: 
  
  
#20 Posted by teh_pwnzorer (1482 posts) -
@Abyssfull said:
" Only complain this game gets from me is the unintentionally hilarious physics. Kinda breaks the immersion to kill a couple of skeletons to then have them wobble around across your feet like there made of elastic. "
Yeah.   Here's a though: If they added "weight" to the corpses, they would have to somehow make your character slow down as you move through them.
#21 Posted by teh_pwnzorer (1482 posts) -
@THE_END said:
" @teh_pwnzorer said:
" @THE_END: Based on the footage in this "review," she didn't even go beyond world 1-1 and 2-1.  I wouldn't pay attention to reviews that are based on 1% of the game.  She didn't even mention world tendency side-quests. "
 That makes zero sense.  Since when does video review footage = how far the reviewer made it into the game? "
Even the rip-off Irate Gamer cheats his way through games if he can't finish them himself--and shows the footage.  I never claimed that my statement about not finishing the game was a deductive argument.  It was just a sneaky *suspicion*, based on the footage and her not mentioning any deeper elements of the game.
#22 Posted by RyanD (93 posts) -

wow..... a 2 minute review that said barely anything about the game. x-play..... i think we should see other people....

#23 Posted by Shadow (4980 posts) -

That said basically nothing but "hey, you'll probably die a lot"

#24 Edited by TwoOneFive (9459 posts) -

i love how the whole review showed the guy being killed in ridiculous ways again and again.  
also
g4tv.com's video streaming thingy is by far the best i've ever seen. its very clear and loads super fast

#25 Posted by yyZiggurat (1016 posts) -
@teh_pwnzorer said:
" Yeah.   Here's a though: If they added "weight" to the corpses, they would have to somehow make your character slow down as you move through them. "
Or an animation as your character steps over corpses.  Like MGS.
 
 
@RyanD said:
" wow..... a 2 minute review that said barely anything about the game. x-play..... i think we should see other people.... "
@Shadow said:
" That said basically nothing but "hey, you'll probably die a lot" "
They still do written reviews, I'm sure that goes more in depth.
#26 Posted by SoothsayerGB (1468 posts) -
@eroticfishcake said:
" Her voice is pretty fucking irritating if you ask me. "
She sounded like a damn news reporter.  I couldn't finish the video.  G4 is just pandering.  They are the Fox news of game reviews.  Thanks for posting trash.
#27 Posted by SuperSecretAgenda (696 posts) -
@HomemadeZiggurat said:
" @teh_pwnzorer said:
" Yeah.   Here's a though: If they added "weight" to the corpses, they would have to somehow make your character slow down as you move through them. "
Or an animation as your character steps over corpses.  Like MGS.
 

Heh. Now I'm happy that the whole 'step over corpses' animation doesn't happen in Metal Gear Online. Boy would that suck.
#28 Posted by yyZiggurat (1016 posts) -
@SuperSecretAgenda said:
" Heh. Now I'm happy that the whole 'step over corpses' animation doesn't happen in Metal Gear Online. Boy would that suck. "
I completely forgot what happens in MGO, its been so long since I've played it.  It just clips right?

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